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February events at Camden Public Library

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:45pm

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55 Main Street
Camden  Maine
United States

    CAMDEN — Winterfest, book sales, books talks, tech talks, health talks. Plunge into water, plunge into a book, take the plunge and write a book. And then, perhaps, watch the movie. Camden Public Library’s February 2020 schedule is packed with ideas to keep brains and bodies of all ages moving forward.

     

    Saturday, February 1, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Winterfest: The Dog Days of Winter. Annual outdoor festival with ice sculpting, doggie winter wear fashion show, crafts for kids, food, music, and a polar plunge into Camden Harbor.

    Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Mid-Winter Book Sale in the Blue Door Book Shed. A huge selection of used books, CDs, and DVDs for sale with proceeds benefiting the Camden Public Library. Follow the signs down Atlantic Ave to the Blue Door Book Shed.

    Monday, February 3, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Puzzle Club. Puzzle-lovers of all ages are welcome to this weekly gathering to socialize and work on puzzle projects together.

    Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series. Carol Yee of Yee’s Collectibles will discuss rare and unusual shrubs and plants suitable for the Midcoast area.

    Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Free Family Film Screening of Balto. Animated feature about the bravery of a sled dog who helps deliver life-saving medicine to a town in Alaska. Rated G. 1 hour 18 minutes. 1995.

    Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Brain Injury Support Group. This group welcomes stroke survivors, their families, and friends, as well as anyone facing neurological challenges.

    Wednesday, February 5, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art & Journaling. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Bring your own journal. Art supplies provided.

    Thursday, February 6, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Tech Talk Thursday. Daniel Hart, of Hart Computers, offers a series of free 60-90 minute tech talks on the first Thursday of the month. This month's presentation is: Backing Up Your Devices (rescheduled from January). Free. No registration required.

    Thursday, February 6, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Free Screening of the film Harriet. Based on the courageous and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Rated PG-13. 125 minutes. 2019.

    Friday, February 7, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Grown Up Story Hour. We never outgrow listening to a good story read aloud. Volunteers read stories for 30-60 minutes.

    Friday, February 7, 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM. Chess Club. Learn new strategies and test them out. For players of all ages and skill levels.

    Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Mid-Winter Book Sale in the Blue Door Book Shed. A huge selection of used books, CDs, and DVDs for sale with proceeds benefitting the Camden Public Library. Follow the signs down Atlantic Ave to the Blue Door Book Shed.

    Sunday, February 9, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Cyber Sunday. On the second Sunday of every month the library offers one-on-one 30-45 minute appointments with our Technology Coordinator. Bring your device and your questions — we'll do our best to answer them! Please sign up on the library's website in advance, and let us know what you’d like to discuss.

    Sunday, February 9, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Paul Robeson: The Life & Times of a Great American Voice. Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Recordings returns to deliver a talk on the life of the multi-talented and prolific Paul Robeson. Lund’s presentation will cover Robeson’s entire life and feature many rare and moving recordings amassed from Lund’s 45 years of studying and collecting Robeson material.

    Monday, February 10, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Puzzle Club. Puzzle-lovers of all ages are welcome to this weekly gathering to socialize and work on puzzle projects together.

    Tuesday, February 11, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series. Master Gardener Jean Vose will give a presentation on composting.

    Tuesday, February 11, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tuesday Book Club. This month the group will be discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Meets second Tuesdays monthly.

    Tuesday, February 11, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Leer y Charlar. Spanish language reading and conversation group. Meets on second and fourth Tuesdays.

    Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Knitting. Bring your own knitting project, or try something new! Loraine leads the knitting circle every second Tuesday through June. Supplies provided.

    Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Artist Kathryn Oliver Presents: Windows Into Eternity — Exploring Iconography. Oliver will talk about the symbolic world of Iconography in the mystical tradition of the East and how it has inspired her artistic journey.

    Wednesday, February 12, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art & Journaling. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Bring your own journal. Art supplies provided.

    Wednesday, February 12, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Pen Bay Community Health: Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods. Join Sherise Cortese, MS, RDN, LD from Pen Bay Diabetes and Nutrition Care Center to get your questions answered and learn about surprising foods that are great for your heart.

    Thursday, February 13, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pen Bay Advance Care Planning Workshop. Advance care planning is an organized process of reflecting upon and discussing goals for future health care decisions. Join trained advance care planning facilitators for a two-session workshop and begin the process of filling out your advance directive.

    Thursday February 13, 6:30 PM. Author Talk with Dr. Krishna Bhatta: Journey from Life to Life. Author, surgeon, and inventor Dr. Krishna Bhatta will discuss the underlying principles of life and death, one of the world’s most thought about existential questions. Bhatta aims to make accessible even the most sophisticated aspects of eastern teachings.

    Friday, February 14, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Grown Up Story Hour. We never outgrow listening to a good story read aloud. Volunteers read stories for 30-60 minutes.

    Friday, February 14, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Envisioning Your Future. Learn to imagine and plan for what you will be doing in ten years. New Ventures Maine creates an empowering environment for Maine people to define and achieve their career, financial, and small business goals. Classes are free but require advanced registration. Contact Melinda at melinda.wildes@maine.edu or 593-7942.

     Friday, February 14, 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM. Chess Club. Learn new strategies and test them out. For players of all ages and skill levels.

    Sunday, February 16, 2:00 PM. Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad Along the Coast of Maine. Author and educator Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman will discuss colonial Maine’s slaveholders; Maine’s population of free Blacks and fugitive slaves; the strong ties Maine maintained with the South; the rise of abolitionism along the coast; and Maine’s role in both the slave trade and the Underground Railroad. This talk is co-hosted by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society.

    Tuesday, February 18, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series. Master Gardener Sharon Turner will discuss birds, bees, and beneficials.

    Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Camden Philosophical Society. This lively group discusses a wide range of topics. Meets third Tuesdays monthly.

    Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Passive House Design 101: A Crash Course. Join Certified Passive House Consultant Erik Durbas for this informative presentation about designing and retrofitting a Passive Home Design — a step toward securing our energy future and creating resilient buildings for the next generations to come.

    Wednesday, February 19, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art & Journaling. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Bring your own journal. Art supplies provided.

    Thursday, February 20, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pen Bay Advance Care Planning Workshop. Advance care planning is an organized process of reflecting upon and discussing goals for future health care decisions. Join trained advance care planning facilitators for a two-session workshop and begin the process of filling out your advance directive.

    Thursday, February 20, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Mid-Coast Audubon Talk by Beth Koffman, Assistant Professor of Geology at Colby College. Koffman explores how and why the atmospheric circulation has changed through time and the impacts these changes have had on terrestrial and marine environments.

    Friday, February 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Grown Up Story Hour. We never outgrow listening to a good story read aloud. Special guest reader author Neal Parker reads from his book The Butcher’s Pig. Volunteers read stories for 30-60 minutes.

    Friday, February 21, 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM. Chess Club. Learn new strategies and test them out. For players of all ages and skill levels.

    Saturday, February 22, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Simply Books! Book Club. Fun and informal. Bring whatever book you are currently reading, and share it with the group. Meets fourth Saturdays through May.

    Saturday, February 22, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Artists' Reception for Coastal Quilters Exhibit. During the month of February, visit the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library to view an outstanding collection of quilts and fabric art produced by the talented members of two local guilds: Coastal Quilters of Midcoast Maine and Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild. The reception is an opportunity to meet the quilters, learn more about their organizations, and discuss their work.

    Monday, February 24, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Puzzle Club. Puzzle-lovers of all ages are welcome to this weekly gathering to socialize and work on puzzle projects together.

    Tuesday, February 25, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series. James Beard Award-winning author and lecturer Sandra Oliver will give a presentation entitled: Annual Vegetable Miracle — Garden to Table.

    Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Finding Joyful Movement in Winter with Hester Kohl. Kohl will discuss how to replace negative thoughts about exercise with positive, empowering thoughts; how to select activities based on your “exercise personality”; and how to use balance, variety, and moderation to make movement a consistent and joyful part of your lifestyle.

    Wednesday, February 26, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art & Journaling. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Bring your own journal. Art supplies provided.

    Thursday, February 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Songwriter Sessions. Come find a supportive group for your songwriting. Meets monthly on the last Thursday.

    Thursday, February 27, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Global Warming: Moving Beyond the Problem to Solutions. Dave Oakes, Ed.D., Co-director of the Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) will propose what can be done at the individual, family, community, and global level to resolve our climate crisis. This program will focus on solutions to global warming and include time for participant ideas and sharing.

    Friday, February 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Grown Up Story Hour. We never outgrow listening to a good story read aloud. Volunteers read stories for 30-60 minutes.

    Friday, February 28, 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM. Chess Club. Learn new strategies and test them out. For players of all ages and skill levels.